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DanBIF is the Danish participant node of GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

DanBIF is also a GBIF node for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility was established by governments in 2001 to encourage free and open access to biodiversity data, via the Internet. Through a global network of countries and organisations, GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilisation, access, discovery and use of information about the occurrence of organisms over time and across the planet. The members of GBIF are required to establish and run a participant node, with the purpose of making their resources of biodiversity data available for search through the GBIF portal. 

DanBIF carries out the work on making accessible the Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic resources of biodiversity data. DanBIF maintains the consensus checklist of all species known to occur in Denmark.

DanBIF has a board, a Node Manager and a network of members from Danish research institutions, organisations etc. The DanBIF IT infrastructure is hosted by the IT-department at Aarhus University. The website is hosted by the University of Copenhagen. Some data are mobilised and maintained by Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University. The node manager is employed by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. The node manager organises activities in consultance with the DanBIF board, and carry out the daily work, project organisation and activities, and data mobilisation and curation.